I’ve written features, interviews and reviews on a whole range of subjects. Although my main specialties are music, the arts, design, the outdoors and Yorkshire, I’m happy to tackle any other topic and turn it into a captivating piece.

Below is a selection of my previous work: click on the links to either visit the featured publication or view a cutting of the article.


Music & Art

Richard Dawson cover feature (Wire) – extracts 1 2

‘Is the synth the ultimate feminist instrument?’ (BBC Radio 3/Late Junction)

‘No More Old Rules’ (Sounds Like Now, reproduced on the Another Timbre website)

‘7 Wonders: The Final Curtain’ (Standard Issue)

‘Synth-Aesthesia: CeReNeM’s Future Sounds’ (Red Bull Music Academy)

Sleater-Kinney ‘No Cities to Love’ review (Wire)

Sarah Angliss interview (Wire) – 1 2

Heather Phillipson at BALTIC review (Wire)

Ryoko Akama interview (Wire) 1 2

Semiconductor: Worlds in the Making review (Wire)

Trembling Bells live review (Wire)

Matmos & So Percussion interview (INTO)

Autechre interview (Drowned in Sound)

Cluster interview (The Quietus)

PJ Harvey & John Parish cover feature (Plan B)

Philip Jeck interview (Plan B)

Hauschka: Five questions for Volker Bertelmann (Metro)

Five questions for Adem (Metro)

Death: the Detroit band that never sold out (

Hanne Hukkelberg up above the Arctic Circle (Plan B)

The Miners’ Hymns review (Frieze)

Compass Series feature (INTO)

Janek Schaefer Sound Art retrospective review (Frieze)

Cory Arcangel interview (The Wire)

Five questions for Alex Hartley (Metro)

Artist and Camera: Peter Mitchell interview (Metro)


Design & Creativity

The Designer’s Cookbook [14-page cover feature] (Computer Arts) extracts 1 2 3

Transform Your Fortunes [12-page cover feature] (Computer Arts) extract

The Design Manual: 10 high-impact ways to create eye-catching packaging (Computer Arts)

I wrote much of the copy for the regular Design Manual section of Computer Arts for issues 205-212; prior to that I wrote the bulk of the new projects showcase section Output for issues 192-204.

School Days: Sheffield (Muso)

Summer Schools (Muso)

Music Matbakh (Link)


Outdoors, Events & Destinations

Five unmissable gems in Leeds’ museums & galleries (Time Out)

Five cheese-free New Year’s Eves in Leeds (Time Out)

Events previews for The Guide (Guardian) including summer holidays, brass band battles, swimming-pool doodling and the world toe-wrestling championships.

Walking with pack ponies (Countryfile)

From moors to shores: The Cleveland Way in depth (Walk)

The Frame Game (TransPennine Express Explorer)

Leeds destination guide (Livewire)

York Minster mason interview (Livewire)


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